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The bridge on the River Kwai

Author: Pierre BoulleDavid LeanAlec GuinnessSam SpiegelJack HawkinsAll authors
Publisher: Australia : Columbia Tristar Home Entertainment, 2005, ©1957.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : PAL color broadcast system : English : Widescreen formatView all editions and formats
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Set in wartime Burma during World War II, British POWs are forced to build a bridge over the River Kwai to link vital Japanese supply lines. Colonel Nicholson sees this as a way to restore his men's pride by building the perfect bridge as a tribute to British superiority. The morning the bridge is set to open, Nicholson discovers a British plot to blow up the bridge and scrambles to thwart it, leading to one of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: DVDs
Feature films
Fiction films
Historical films
War films
DVD-Film
Drama
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Pierre Boulle; David Lean; Alec Guinness; Sam Spiegel; Jack Hawkins; William Holden; Columbia TriStar Home Video Australia.; Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment (Firm); Columbia Pictures.
OCLC Number: 156766706
Language Note: In English, French, German; subtitles in English, Greek, German, French, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Hindi, Turkish, Danish, Arabic, Swedish, Finnish, Icelandic, Dutch, Norwegian, Hebrew, Bulgarian.
Notes: "Based on the novel by Pierre Boulle."
Originally released as a motion picture by Columbia Pictures, 1957.
Credits: Screenplay by Michael Wilson and Carl Foreman; produced by Sam Spiegel; directed by David Lean.
Cast: William Holden, Alec Guinness, Jack Hawkins, Sessue Hayakawa, James Donald, Ann Sears.
Target Audience: Rated G: Suitable for general audiences.
Description: 1 videodisc (approximately 156 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/5 in.
Details: DVD ; Region 4 ; PAL.
Responsibility: Columbia Pictures presents a Sam Spiegel production.

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Set in wartime Burma during World War II, British POWs are forced to build a bridge over the River Kwai to link vital Japanese supply lines. Colonel Nicholson sees this as a way to restore his men's pride by building the perfect bridge as a tribute to British superiority. The morning the bridge is set to open, Nicholson discovers a British plot to blow up the bridge and scrambles to thwart it, leading to one of the most gripping, nail-biting endings in cinematic history.

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